A wealthy divorcee described how Mark Acklom pretended to be a spy before disappearing with her savings.
A woman claims she was regularly raped by several men, after being picked up from a children's home.
Some flood warnings remain in place, although disruption was not as bad as had been feared.
Stories from the local school, church, pub and maternity hospital have been welded into steel.
Four trains were removed from service on Wednesday due to glitches such as leaking air-con units.
The images paint a very different picture of one of Manchester's most notorious neighbourhoods.
A new fleet of high-speed trains have launched on Great Western Railway.
Gloucestershire all-rounder Jack Taylor is suspended from bowling for 12 months for an illegal action.
Cheltenham Town beat Lincoln City 1-0 in League Two thanks to Danny Wright's first-half strike.
Forest Green come from behind to gain a second away win of the week as they claim a 2-1 victory at Stevenage.
Forest Green Rovers midfielder Charlie Cooper will be out of action for at least six weeks with a knee injury.
Gloucestershire seamer Chris Liddle signs a one-year contract extension with the county for the 2018 season.
Gloucester score nine tries as they ease to a bonus-point victory over French side Agen in the European Challenge Cup.
China's president is now on a level where challenging him means threatening Communist Party rule.
She says President Trump could not remember her husband's name when he phoned to offer condolences.
While poaching killed thousands of elephants over the last decade, it is diminishing, a report says.
Iraq's PM defends Iran-backed units in talks with the US secretary of state, who criticised their role.
Nicaragua signs the Paris agreement, leaving only two countries not supporting it.
NBC presenter Megyn Kelly says she complained about her ex-colleague when they were both at Fox News.
The two women are accused of rubbing toxic nerve agent on the half-brother of North Korea's leader.
Briton Zelda Perkins alleges she was sexually harassed by the American film producer.
The country cited land constraints and improved public transport as reasons for the cap.
Four opposition governors pledge allegiance to the constituent assembly despite a boycott.
Police use tear gas as thousands of cab drivers block streets in the Colombian capital.
Police warn residents to be on high alert after three people were shot dead within 10 days.
Two weeks after four soldiers were killed in Niger, Trump called their families. Then this happened.
The three victims were killed in the same Tampa, Florida, neighbourhood within 10 days.
The actors said it was time for Hollywood to change and that it's now 'the moment to believe women'.
Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be cremated in a royal pyre that represents heaven.
Bangkok Sports Club beat Satri Angthong 20-19 in a dramatic penalty shootout that culminated in one of the most astonishingly lucky penalties ever scored.
The race had an unexpected winner after a motorcycle escort led the lead group off route.
South Koreans say they have been reassured by the country's show of military might.
Montreal's Taoufik Moalla says he is contesting the ticket for "screaming in a public place".
An economics student in her final year died after being bitten by a serpent last week.
Threat comes after fatal accident on a Dubai roadside.
Owners in Denmark have a six month wait if they want to feed their recently deceased horse to wild animals.
Residents fed up with a two-hour drive to buy fuel decide to take matters into their own hands.
What we know about the death of La David Johnson, one of four US soldiers killed in Niger this month.
Meet the Pakistani girl whose recycled bags are proving a big hit
Tahani Salih suffered under IS - now she's bringing pleasure back to where the group once ruled.
The creation of a cyber security ministry has both amused and alarmed Zimbabweans.
The legendary Filipina tribal tattooist was pictured asleep at the show, sparking fears of exploitation.
Data show the top leader has overseen a clear-out of officials not witnessed since the days of Mao.
Newsnight’s Evan Davis spoke to Baroness Trumpington, 95, who is retiring from the House of Lords.
A group of Morrisons workers in Jarrow decided to go all out for Halloween - and it paid off.
The great naturalist tells our science editor David Shukman why he'll never tire of his work.
Megan Westwood describes what happened as families were moved to safety.
Secret filming shows a reporter buying drugs and illegal goods advertised on a classified ads site.
Reality TV star Gemma Collins was presenting the award for best TV show when she fell.
An 18-year-old has been posting images of him campaigning, meeting constituents and politicians on social media.
Holly, 15, and 13-year-old Oliver, are among the young people being honoured at BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards.
Wages are at their lowest level since 2006 when inflation is taken in to account.
Tommy was abused in a care home as a boy. Now, at 81, he's making up for the childhood he never had.
Jamie Pye, from Norfolk, says his work with horses helped him deal with the condition.
Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry says the scenario is "a serious threat" to Britain.
Storm Brian has hit the UK with gale-force winds and high seas - closing roads and causing flooding.
Lydia Unsudimi teams up with Sian Green-Lord to put on a fashion show at De Montfort University.
Data shows Oxbridge is moving backwards in elitism terms, so what do Oxford and Cambridge students feel?
Angelika Trabert's won 24 medals - six at the Paralympics. When not riding, she works as an anaesthetist.
Norfolk and Suffolk Police sent plain clothes cyclists out in Norwich and Ipswich.
Paul Grover lost hundreds of thousands of pounds; now he's at a rehab centre for gambling addicts.
For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult consequence.
Carys Crow said she felt unable to sing after the attack at Ariana Grande's concert in May.
BBC 100 Women go undercover on the Tube with British Transport Police officers catching offenders.
Machete attack victim Ninsiima is given prosthetic arms made by Salford University students.
The state of politics means there is no need for The Thick of It, and it would be "beyond sitcom territory" to produce Veep currently, says Armando Iannucci.
Lord Heseltine tells BBC Newsnight that the more unpopular Brexit becomes, the higher the probability of a Labour government.
Kit Harington on why Game of Thrones is so great, and his special connection to the Gunpowder Plot.
In light of the "Me Too" campaign, we asked men who work in the City of London about how they'd respond if they saw sexual harassment.
James Bartholomew argues welfare states have proved incompetent at helping the most vulnerable.
Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the BBC after meeting EU negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels.
Transport for London said it was "idiotic behaviour" which "will not be tolerated".
The bird has been known to pursue postal workers delivering to houses in Long Stratton, Norfolk.
17 years after His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman reads from La Belle Sauvage: The Book Of Dust Volume One.
An ambulance worker and a police officer give graphic descriptions of verbal and physical assaults by the public.
Sir Tom Jones says he 'felt terrible' after being propositioned early in his career.
Fire crews used a bendy rod with a camera on it to find the dog who was 3m (9ft) deep.
Ex-England player criticises how the inquiry into former Lionesses boss Mark Sampson was dealt with.
Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh defends the work of her defunct charity.
Tom Karen found fame after he designed the Raleigh Chopper bike.
Priti Raichura and seven-year-old daughter Sia take the BBC through their Diwali preparations.
Footballer Eniola Aluko tells a parliamentary inquiry that a request from the FA's chief executive was "bordering on blackmail".
Akshay Ruparelia set up his business from his bedroom during his A-level exams.
Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.
Basking sharks prefer Britain's western waters and are not usually found off the east coast.
Amy Johnson - known as "Grandma" - has celebrated her 110th birthday.
Was the length of PMQs partially down to the number of times the Speaker put MPs in their place?
One woman was told to "move her fat arse" while out running alone.
Eddie Hall showed off his strength by bench pressing BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker.
Max Whitlock MBE becomes a Doctor of Science at Anglia Ruskin University.
Caitlin Perry says a real living wage at the National Assembly makes a difference to her lifestyle.
Kate, 19, wants to challenge people’s perception of beauty.
NI Waiting lists: A woman who has been waiting for treatment says she feels like a prisoner in her own home.
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani says the UK government is 'not realistic' about the amount of money the UK will have to pay to the EU.
Britain faces the highest rate of terror attacks in the last 30 years, the head of MI5 tells the BBC.
Some 245,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity in Ireland alone.
Looking back at Crimewatch as the BBC show is axed after 33 years.
Dashcam footage showed the 28-year-old driver leaving the road to avoid a queue.
Rental costs in Cambridge make it hard for people to buy their own homes, according to one couple.
Artists including Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin donated works for surviving families.
The 70-year-old children's franchise has been revamped for the latest TV series.
1. Island life suits children. Orkney and Shetland have been identified as the best places in Britain to raise a family. This year’s children’s quality of life survey from Halifax ranked Orkney first for the third year in a row based on factors including school spending per public, class size and academic results. Shetland ranked second, Craven in North Yorkshire was third and the Western Isles came fourth. The Times
2. Could a single deep-sea wind farm power the world? A major new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has claimed that all of Earth’s energy needs could be met by a single massive deep-sea wind farm stretching across the Atlantic. The authors have calculated that a wind farm covering about three million square km (1.2 million square miles) of ocean - roughly the size of India - could theoretically be used to generate “civilisation scale power”, or 18 terawatts, humanity’s entire current energy needs. The Economist
3. Britain enjoying record number of tourists. The UK is attracting a record number of tourists, with nearly 40m people expected to have visited the country during 2017. VisitBritain, a tourist agency, predicts that overseas trips to the UK will increase 6% to 39.7m with spending up 14% to £25.7bn this year. With Brits holidaying at home in record numbers, in the form of ‘staycations’, tourism is worth £127bn annually to the economy. Daily Mail
4. IMF says taxing rich does not hit growth. The International Monetary Fund has published analysis suggesting that Western countries would not damage growth if they increased taxes for the top 1% of earners. Labour, which has proposed a new 45% tax band for those earning more than £80,000, said the statement shows that fairer taxes are needed in the UK. The Independent
5. Mockingbird novel removed from Mississippi schools. To Kill a Mockingbird has been removed from a Mississippi school's reading list because it was making "people uncomfortable". School administrators in Biloxi made the decision to withdraw Harper Lee's American classic about racism from the 8th grade curriculum after receiving complaints about the language in the book. The 1960s novel has sold 30 million copies worldwide. Daily Mail
6. Speeding drivers could soon receive life sentences. Drivers who cause death by speeding, street racing or using a mobile phone may be handed life sentences under new legislation. Ministers are also exploring the possibility of a new charge of causing death by dangerous cycling after a series of incidents involving bikes. Justice Minister Dominic Raab said the government had "taken a long hard look at driving sentences" after receiving 9,000 replies to a public consultation. The Guardian
7. End to raw sewage on train tracks. Train toilets will no longer empty directly onto the tracks by the end of 2019, Network Rail says. There are still around 500 carriages in the UK that do exactly that. “You quickly learn to turn your back and close your mouth when you’re trackside and a train is passing. As I know first hand,” said Network Rail boss Mark Carne. Metro
8. Online dating crimes rise dramatically. Reported crime related to online dating increased by 382% between 2011 and 2016. Last year, 676 incidents were reported to police. Of these, 106 were sexual crimes and 240 were violent attacks. Sky News
9. The bottom line. The price of a handshake and a backstage photo with singer Ed Sheeran reportedly costs £3,400. A “VIP package” with Britney Spears costs £1,900; Rihanna’s fans need only fork out £757. Sunday Express